Convert LocalDate to String in Java

In this example, we will demonstrate how to convert LocalDate to String in Java with an example.

LocalDate represents a year-month-day in the ISO calendar and is useful for representing a date without a time. You might use a LocalDate to track a significant event, such as birth date or wedding date.

Read more about LocalDate class with an example at https://www.javaguides.net/2018/08/java-8-localdate-class-api-guide.html.

Convert LocalDate to String in Java Example

LocalDate class provides below API to convert from LocalDate to String in Java.
  • String format(DateTimeFormatter formatter) - Formats this date using the specified formatter.
package com.ramesh.java8.datetime.api;

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

/**
 * Program to demonstrate LocalDate Class APIs.
 * @author javaguides.net
 *
 */
public class LocalDateExamples {
 
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        convertLocalDatetoString();
    }
 
    private static void convertLocalDatetoString() {
        // ISO Date
        LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.now();
        DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ISO_LOCAL_DATE;
        System.out.println(localDate.format(dateFormatter));

        // yyyy/MM/dd pattern
         DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter1 = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("yyyy/MM/dd");
         System.out.println(localDate.format(dateFormatter1));

        // MMMM dd, yyyy pattern
        DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter2 = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("MMMM dd, yyyy");
        System.out.println(localDate.format(dateFormatter2));

        // dd-MMM-yyyy pattern
        DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter3 = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd-MMM-yyyy");
        System.out.println(localDate.format(dateFormatter3));

        // dd-LL-yyyy pattern
        DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter4 = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd-LL-yyyy");
        System.out.println(localDate.format(dateFormatter4));
    }
}
Output:
2018-08-10
2018/08/10
August 10, 2018
10-Aug-2018
10-08-2018

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